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tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with tony-nominated actor josh gad. he now serves as creator and star of the series "1600 penn," a comedic look at the first family. we are glad you can join us for our conversation with josh gad, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: josh gad got a tony nomination, and he is now the star of the commonly "1600 penn," and here is a scene from "1600 penn." >> hi. what if i told you i found a way to combine one of my great passions with an employment opportunity? >> just make sure you thought it through. >> i am going off script now. you know i have got the skills. you have always said, "do what you
from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with the legendary rock singer eric burdon. this marks the 50th anniversary of the animals. his new album is called "til your river runs dry!." there is a u.s. tour also under way. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hungerwalmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. tavis: this month marks the 50th anniversary of the animals. eric burden's career has continued as a solo artist and with a group war. his latest album is called "til your river runs dry!" >> ♪ mother, tell your children, not to do what i have done ♪ ♪ spend your life in sheer misery, in the house of the rising sun ♪ tavis: does it feel like five decades? >> if i look at some of them. >> you did not like that suit? >> not really. thought was a ti
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with iconic musician taj mahal. after making music for 50 years now, part bluesman, apart america on line routes authority. it includes 15 cds, 170 tracks as well as previously unreleased material. we are glad you joined us. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: taj mahal's eclectic career braces blues, jazz, americana. nine grammy nominations. he has been on a musical odyssey. that journey can be heard now in a new boxed set that includes 15 cds, 170 tracks. here is a small taste of this remarkable compilation. >> ♪ if i ever get out of this prison, i am going to do just like i please ♪ ♪ i am
whose gang name was smiley. he is written about in my book. smiley was a young man of 19, when i first sat down with him at home when industries. one thing he said to me was -- why was no one there for me. why does no one speak to me and why did nobody tried to stop this. he was arrested when he was 16 years old. he was told to lie about his age and say he was 18, so they could be together in jail. and from there his story unfolded. different things were done with him. ultimately, spile -- smiley was helped, but his words haunted me. why did no one speak to me, and why did no one tried to stop me. i began to listen to the stories of the gang members, and my research team at ucla discovered some startling truths. gang members to leave the gangs. they leave the gang for a variety of reasons. they all have a turning point, when they decide to leave. and it changes them. this would be something that any of you would logically imagine. for female gang members, and we did not see many of them on that video, but they are out there. they are not mothers, they are active gang members. female ga
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with comedian george wallace, but before that, something a little different tonight. it is our 10th year on pbs with thousands of show under our belt, so now i thought it was a good idea to introduce you to some of the people who have been with the show. chris macdonald. he is responsible for all of the great music guests that you see on our show. a pleasure to see you on. >> tavis, it is great to come on the show and to have the artists, and talk. i am glad to be a part of it. tavis: take it away. >> we are glad you could join us. our conversation with george wallace starts right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from v
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight conversation with the grammy-winning singer and one of the most popular musicians to come out of new orleans, aaron neville. you can catch a special this march. the latest project is the first for the blue note common and it was co-produced -- for the blue note, and it was coproduced by keith richards. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> please welcome aaron neville. he has just released a terrific new cd. it serves as the basis for a pbs concert special. here is a sneak preview of malik true story." i got a girl and ruby is her name ♪ ♪ she don't love me but i love her just the same ♪ ♪ i am going to haunt you ♪will you be mine tavis: i saw
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with the ceo of geomagic, ping fu. a remarkable journey from labor camps in china to one of the most prominent c.e.o.'s, and she has a new book, "bend, not break," and she was named entrepreneur of the year back in 2005 and now serves on the obama council of entrepreneurship. we are glad you joined us. a conversation with geomagic's ceo, ping fu, coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: started a successful company is never easy, but it may have seemed impossible for ping fu, growing up under mao, and she was sent to a labor camp, where she adored unspeakable hardships. she knew j
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a look at one of the most acclaimed documentaries this year, "searching for sugar man." it is about a little known singer and songwriter named rodriguez. he had a career resurgence years later when in south africa. thanks to the new film the music of rodriguez is being enjoyed by a new generation with the movie's soundtrack lending number one on the billboard charts. and we are glad you joined us for a conversation a "searching for sugar man." king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: malik bendielloul, a documentary filmmaker behind one of the most talked-about documentaries, "searching for sugar man." it tells the remarkable story about rodriguez's remarkable comeback in south
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation about haiti's with the noted author, amy wilentz. her latest focuses on the caribbean nation and is called "farewell, fred voodoo." it looks that he be's efforts to rebuild after the earthquake and seeks to debunk who -- it looks at haiti's efforts to rebuild after the earthquake. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like thank you. tavis: jamie williams is a noted author. she is -- amy wilentz is a noted author. her latest revisits the nation of haiti. it is called "farewell, fred voodoo." we should start by talking about the title. >> friend voodoo is a name the international press corps used to name for the haitian on the street. what i would like to say is they are trained to go deeper than that and not just have a stereotypical view of haitians
from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with tony goldwyn. he has forged his own path of a successful actor and political activist. he now portrays the president of the united states on the series created by shonda rhimes. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: tony goldwyn is an actor who stars on "scandal." is now in its second season and airs thursday night's. >> here is what is great about having someone attempt to assassinate you. doctors are yelling, and you could die, and you suddenly stop being afraid. then when you do not die, you realize you have nothing to lose and no time to waste. this is going to happen. i am going to divorce and remain president of the united states. that is my
from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with jeffrey osborne. he is out with a new project called "a time for love." it features an impressive roster of guest artists. we are glad you have joined us for conversation with jeffrey osborne, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: please welcome jeffrey osborne to this program. he has just released a terrific collection of standards called "a time for love." he is also part of an all-star tour featuring peabo bryson and others, not a bad line up. how is the door going? >> it is going good. it is one of those stores that people are flocking out to sea. you. peabo and freddie with al
from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with david o. russell. he is up for two academy awards this year for his latest, "silver linings playbook." he wrote and directed the project, which is based in part on his experience dealing with his son. it is up for best picture. a conversation with filmmaker david o. russell, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: david o. russell was up for two oscars next month. it is often hard to quantify the role of director, but getting a good performance of the test is certainly at the top of the list. for the first time since 1981, all four principal actors in this movie are up for an oscar. quite an
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. first, a conversation with abc news chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. she is the head of a joint venture called "on the radar. including today's surprise resignation of pope benedict and we look at versailles 73. the first film from the ad exec and focuses on the ad industry 40 years ago. martha raddatz and debroah riley draper coming up now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had said, there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: martha raddatz is an emmy award winning journalist that serves as the chief global affairs correspondent for abc news that has just launched a new project with yahoo called on the radar. she is a frequent guest and part-time post. s
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. first up tonight, a conversation with the president and ceo of opportunity finance network, mark pinksy, providing financing to low income communities to help provide success for those often left out of the economic engine. also tonight, a woman who became an important footnote in american history, essie mae washington-williams, who, tenures ago, revealed herself to be the secret daughter of strom thurmond, news she shared with us when we were first on the air, as we celebrate now 10 years on this network. this is coming up, right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station by viewers like you. thank you. tavis: mark pinksy is the president and ceo
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a look at one of the most acclaimed films of the year so far, "beast of the southern wild," exploring the hardships endured by so many in the area and their struggle to maintain their humanity. tonight, we will introduce you to a star of the film, dwight henry," a baker, who accidentally ended up in the film that won at the sundance film festival. that is coming up, right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it is the cornerstone we all know. it is not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make everyday better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station by viewers like you. thank you. tavis: the likelihood of dwight henry starring in a critically acclaimed film an award-winning movie could not have been more remote. the small-business owner and new orleans residents not only survived katrina, but they became one of the first businesses to reopen after the storm. the directors of "beast of the southern wild" asked him to star in thei
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with llody price, one of the rock- and-roll hit makers. breakout hits, like lawdy miss clawdy," one of the first to get national radio play. it went on to be recorded by elvis presley and the beatles. his hits also include "stagger lee," and he has released a new album called "i'm feeling good." we are glad you could join us for our conversation with lloyd price, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: so llody price was there from the very beginning of rock- and-roll. his song "lawdy miss clawdy" crashed through barriers, going to mainstream radio. he included in hits like
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight the conversation with anthony edwards, perhaps known es er.or the eighth seriou he is also the star of "zero hour." his film tackles the difficulties of military debts as they assimilate back into our society. we are glad you joined us. -- military events as they assimilate back into our society. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: anthony edwards currently stars in the new drama "zero hour." this is his first series since starring as martin green in the hit series, er. he is currently involved in making a documentary about the challenges faced by military vets as they integrate into society. let's take a look at a scene ."om "zero hour >> you hav
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation about the future of the catholic church in america with theologian and scholar dr. gina messina-dysert, who will explore the challenges facing the church and a lot of the continuing outreach over the handling of sexual abuse of minors by some members of the clergy. in light of all of this, can the church maintain its moral leadership? we are glad you could join us. the future of catholicism in america, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> with a new pope about to be chosen in rome and the church under severe criticism for its handling of sexual-abuse cases, what is the path
tavis: good evening. smiley. tonight a conversation with the longest serving independent in congressional history, bernie sanders. he is a member of the senate budget committee, which puts him at the front seat of the budget battles. last week congress voted do we devoted to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling limits -- last week congress voted to temporarily suspend the limits on the debt ceiling. we will get a look at high- profile nominations. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> bernie sanders is the longest serving independence in congress in his third term after 16 years in the house. he is also the new chair of the veterans affairs committee. it is always good to have you on this program. thanks for your
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